What goes up…the cable car in numbers

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The Emirates Air Line (as we must call it by the law of corporate sponsorship) has been open since June 2012. A short jaunt linking the O2 arena with the Excel Conference centre at the Royal Docks, the cable car has proved controversial: confusing some and baffling others. So just how many Londoners are commuting to work like a villain from a bad James Bond film?

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During the Olympics it reportedly got 70,000 visitors a week, but in those heady days Londoners believed they could fly and there was wiff-waff at the Excel Centre. Annoyingly, TFL figures don’t stretch back that far, but numbers hovered around 40,000 in the months afterwards, glimpsing their former glory in the first week of November, when 70,704 took to the sky.

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Questions you didn’t ask: Couples discounts?

Wherein we answer questions you didn’t know you asked us, because you didn’t ask us them. It’s what boring people call ‘community generated content’. Sort of.

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Questions you didn’t ask: Copter vs Drone?


Wherein we answer questions you didn’t know you asked us, because you didn’t ask us them. It’s what boring people call ‘community generated content‘. Sort of.

Today’s question, randomly culled from Twitter:

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Friday Cocktail: Sazzernach

SazzernachIt’s five o’clock on Friday and you’ve been working hard all week. Before you catch the last train home, treat yourself to a commuting-inspired cocktail. Go on, have one for the road.

This week: the East Coast Main Line, the high/low road that links Scotland and England.
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BBC celebrates lovely, lovely train stations

We don’t play favourites here at London LOCO: we love all train stations equally. (Except Bank. Bank needs to straighten up and fly right, or it won’t be invited home for Easter.)

Yet apparently the BBC have been taking parenting lessons from Evelyn Waugh. They’re playing the children against each other, and asking readers to nominate their favourite station.

This is how the Baldwin brothers got started.

[Source: BBC News]